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Birth control methods

Birth control methods

Today, there are many modern methods of birth control. Yeditepe University Gynecology and Obstetrics Specialist Dr. View Cem's Full Profile Describes the latest developments in birth control methods.

: What are the latest developments in birth control methods?
Professor Dr. Cem Ficicioglu: Today, birth control pills containing low-dose estrogen are now being used. The progesterones they contain are low dose and new generation. The progesterone-containing sticks placed in the arm protect the woman for 3 years with 100% effective protection. It is another alternative that is started to be used in hormone-containing vaginal rings.

: Do birth control pills have any positive effects other than prevention?
Professor Dr. Cem Ficicioglu:
Positive effects can be listed as follows:
• Regulates the quantities
• Provides painless menstruation
• Minimizes blood loss by reducing the amount of bleeding in the pieces. Prevents anemia.
• Prevents ovarian cyst formation

: What are the side effects of birth control pills?
Professor Dr. Cem Ficicioglu: Gallbladder may increase stone formation. It may increase clotting and may lead to infection of the veins. Smoking is not recommended for smokers over 35 years of age.

: Is it correct to use pills to protect after birth? What method should women who have just given birth prefer?
Professor Dr. Cem Ficicioglu: Estrogen-containing pills are not used in nursing mothers, or only progesterone-containing pills or spirals may be recommended. It is a good alternative to rods attached to the arm after birth.

: Can you give us information about intrauterine devices?
Professor Dr. Cem Ficicioglu: Intrauterine devices may contain silver / copper or are hormone-containing progesterone. The duration of use is 3-5 years and the risk of pregnancy is around 1%. It is applied in the last days of menstruation. Antibiotics may be given during application to prevent infection from below. Menstrual bleeding may increase and pain in 1-2 menstrual periods. Mostly these complaints will go away in 2 -3 months. A 6-month check is absolutely recommended.

: Can you give us information about monthly and quarterly needles?
Professor Dr. Cem Ficicioglu: Needles containing progesterone may be recommended for breastfeeding or non-daily pills. Bleeding in the form of menstruation or menstrual irregularity or intermediate spotting may occur; then menstrual irregularities should be warned.

: What are the methods that prevent permanent pregnancy? Is there any way of returning these methods if requested?
Professor Dr. Cem Ficicioglu: The ligation of the tubes can be done during cesarean section or by laparoscopy. The probability of return varies according to the chosen technique, but operation is required for return.